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IDD Update – Week of January 27, 2014
January 30, 2014

ODP Updates
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has issued the following information.

  • Reissued: Announcement #011-14: Person Centered Thinking Training for All Audiences. Verifies training open to families, individuals, providers, administrative entities (AE), and supports coordination organizations (SCO). ODP encourages all to take this training as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued the final rule for home and community-based services, which emphasize person-centered planning.
  • Announcement #013-14: AE, SCO, and Provider Organization Targeted Technical Assistance and Training Request Form.
  • The Statewide Positive Practices Committee will offer two video conferences on March 26. The morning session is “Dual Diagnosis and a Journey of Recovery” followed by “Pathways to Employment and Independence” in the afternoon.
  • HCSIS Monthly Update: Includes several ODP issues such as an Incident Management Tip Sheet and Individual Service Plan missing information due to June 2013 systems updates.

Regional Trainings
The Southeast Regional Health Care Quality Unit, coordinated by Philadelphia Coordinated Health Care, is offering free trainings February 27 at Giant Food Store, Willow Grove. Trainings are open to direct support staff, SCOs, and families.

  • 10:00 a.m. Signs and Symptoms of Physical Illness. Includes how physical health issues of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities may be communicated behaviorally.
  • 1:00 p.m. Autism Spectrum Disorder. Will address three core features of autism.

January 28, 2014

ODP Updates
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has released the following information:

  • Announcement #009-14: Website Upgrade for SCC Planned Interruption of Service. The Supports Coordinator Curriculum web site will not be available beginning January 31, 5:00 p.m. It is expected to be restored by February 17 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Announcement #010-14: Biennial Provider Qualifications. Direct service providers and vendors who are to have an administrative on site review for the current fiscal year must submit their qualification applications and supporting documentation to their lead Administrative Entity between February 1 – March 31.
  • Announcement #011-14: Person Centered Thinking Training for All Audiences. Multiple training dates and locations during 2014 for supports coordinators, providers, and Administrative Entities.
  • Announcement #012-14: Release of ODP Statewide Training Report for Fiscal Year 2012/13.

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